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't lead, and we shouldn't let them take over the senate from the whitehouse. [crowd cheering] we must stop the tea party before the united states senate falls into the hands of extremists and idealogs who levees no room for reason or compromise who don't recognize common ground even when they're standing on it. and if they won't stand up to rush limbaugh or grover norquist, what would make anyone think they would stand up for you. [crowd cheering] you see, today's republican party believes in two sets of rules. one for millionaires and billionaires and another for the middle class. and this year, they've nominated the strongest proponent and beer es beneficiary of this rigged gain, mitt romney. never in modern american history has a presidential candidate tried so hard to hide himself from the people heç hopes toç serve. when you look at the one tax return he has released, it's obvious why. it's obvious why there's only been one. we learned that he pays a lower tax rate than middle class families. we learned he chose swiss bank accounts and came cayman islandx shelters over american in
friday morning at whitehouse.gov. yeah. actually that was an importunate weeper he decided that all week and i had to be like at some point we will have to -- this one gag is going to get all but that was my job. i got behind the camera and hung out backstage getting these moments that normally ran seen and it's important to realize with any type of motion picture technology people want -- it's not anything. in fact there was a fiction film with grover cleveland in 18, whatever that would have been. the mckinley inauguration is on the film and people have wanted to apply film to presidency forever but we just reached a point in time in 2008 when the technology was enough that one person rather than i would say from the 60's onward about three people could actually do this work. and more importantly than that i think it's a personality meeting technology moment. for instance in the 1960 election that talks about the jfk and how -- telegenic he was an hard already been used by several presents beforehand that he had this unique temperament and look that really spoke well to television. i t
for allowing me to speak this morning. ranking member grassley, most honorable senator whitehouse come it's a pleasure to be here today. i am here to introduce professor anthony johnson from the university of montana's law school. professor johnstone, an expert election law and. as a former solicitor, professor johnstone has the unique give him the dangers of supreme court citizens united decision. growing up and working in montana and top professor johnstone on how elections work. one of the worlds wealthiest men literally bought himself a seat in the united states senate. his name was william clark. he was a mining baron for montana to be paid montana legislators to send him to washington. williams clerk bribery change the way montana grants elections could because of william r., montana passing on 1812, limiting the influence of wealthy corporations of elections. professor johnstone has argued before some of the country's highest court sense that years offending montana's law cabal which guarantees transparency and accountability in elections. transparency and accountability key people
amputated above the knee. six months ago we would watch him walk into a whitehouse dinner offering those who served in iraq. thought and 20 pounds heavier, dashing in his uniform, would big grin on his face, sturdy on his new leg. and i remember how a few months after that i would watch him on a bicycle, racing with his fellow wounded warriors on a sparkling spring day, inspiring other heroes who had just gun the hard path he had traveled. he gives me hope. [applause] he gives me hope. i don't know what party these men and women belong to. i don't know if they'll vote for me. but i know that their spirit defines us. they remind me in the words of scripture, that ours is a future filled with hope. and if you share that faith with me, if you share that hope with me, i ask you tonight for your vote. [crowd cheering] if you will just the notion that this prepared is reserved for the few, your voice must be heard in this election. if you reject the notion that our government is forever beholden to the highest bidder, you need to stand up in this election. if you believe that new plants and factor
should be promoted. when president obama came to the whitehouse, he and his team assessed the relationship between moscow and washington and suggested what they call the reset of those relations which we supported. and i believe that since then, we have been having understanding between us, between moscow and russia, that the really mutually beneficial partnership in the interest of the russian and american people in the interest of international relations given the importance of the two countries can be based on equal, mutually respectful, mually beneficial relatiohip. and on that route, we achieved quite a lot. i would be incomplete if i don't mention that there are problems, of course. you mentioned one of them, missile defense. we think this is a very critical issue in the relationship, having consequences for the global stability and strategic -- i recall it was the united states who suggested back in 172 to sign the treaty which limited the missile defense deployment by the soviet union at that time and russia. it was all this decay considered by the military of both
, they wouldn't govern, they couldn't lead, and we shouldn't let them take over the senate from the whitehouse. [crowd cheering] we must stop the tea party before the united states senate falls into the hands of extremists and idealogs who levees no room for reason or compromise who don't recognize common ground even when they're standing on it. and if they won't stand up to rush limbaugh or grover norquist, what would make anyone think they would stand up for you. [crowd cheering] you see, today's republican party believes in two sets of rules. one for millionaires and billionaires and another for the middle class. and this year, they've nominated the strongest proponent and beer es beneficiary of this rigged gain, mitt romney. never in modern american history has a presidential candidate tried so hard to hide himself from the people heç hopes toç serve. when you look at the one tax return he has released, it's obvious why. it's obvious why there's only been one. we learned that he pays a lower tax rate than middle class families. we learned he chose swiss bank accounts and came cayman is
back this time and it went straight to the senate, they had a debate, senator whitehouse had rewritten this -- so that it's now purely disclosure. >>> these special interests have motives! they have motives to spend this money. and if those motives were good for america, if they were welcome to the average american, they wouldn't need, and they wouldn't want to keep them secret. >>> a bill that has only two discernible purposes, to create the impression of mischief where there is none, and to send a message to unions that democrats are just as eager to do their legislative bidding as ever. >>> and again, they could not get the votes to get it to the floor. >>> sadly every member of the other party voted against it. what is so wrong mr. president with voters having information about who is trying to influence their vote? >>> what would it have done if it had passed? what would it have required? >> it would essentially have said that if you spend money to talk about candidates in an election season, no matter who you are, we don't care if you call yourself a (c) (4) or a (c) (6) or -- yo
from rhode island. mr. whitehousemr. whitehouse: m, this week the conservation community mourns the passing of a great american leader, a passionate individual and an inspiration and friend to many, russell erol train. president nixon first named russell train as under secretary of the department of the interior and then as the first chairman of the new white house council on environmental quality from 1970-1973. russ train then became the administer of the e.p.a., serving there from 1973-1977. he was at the forefront of the legislation that became the bedrock of our country's environmental policy, the clean air act, the safe drinking water act, the endangered species act, the toxic substances control act -- laws that keep the american public safe and that protect our american natural resources. his desire to protect wildlife and habitat predated these years of public service. he founded the wildlife conservation foundation in 1959 and then the african wildlife foundation. and when the world wildlife fund was established in the united states, he became its first president. this
to be rereelected, just 40% says he does deserve that. 54% says he does not. chief whitehouse correspondented henry is here live in charlotte with more. >> reporter: we are told by the president's senior advisers he still has not finished his speech, still tinkering with it. he's been working with several drafts. he'll do a lot more work this afternoon. to give you an idea of how much work is going into this. and it's interesting because when you say this is a critical moment in his presidency in hisee election i was talking to one of the the president's senior advisers who rolled his eyes at the idea that i don't know how many biggest speeches of his life throughout the 2008 campaign, throughout his presidency he's had big speeches, many of them rising to the occasion. the question tonight is can he rise to the occasion one more time as would he saw bill clinton do last night in trying the make the case for this president. in terms of themes here what we should be looking for is that this president is going to do a little bit of what bill clinton did last night and not so much talk about his recor
to whitehouse.gov. >> i think the most important thing is to provide context of some comes in to watch videos. videos are a horrible way to communicate. it evokes a feeling. if you want people to learn something, it is better that those things are just written and a list next to the video to be looked at later. i think the video -- the venue is just as important it is not just the tv screen, but contextual information. i do not see a problem with people putting out their own point of view in their own platform as long as we do not rely on any one source of information. i think would be horrible if the press were replaced with nothing but west wing week. >> not on your colleagues would agree. >> i think you have to have room for both. at first, the press was so apprehensive about what i was doing. but quickly into it, started incorporating it into their broadcast. >> last question for you. what platform is next? text message, campaign, the twitter campaign? what do you see rising or what do you see changing even in this cycle? >> i'm just trying to get a handle on this now, but i think the 30-
of senator whitehouse who is the author in the other body and has been a marvelous advocate and carrier of this legislation. and last but not least i'd like to pay tribute to aaron of my staff who for all of this time, over three congresses, has worked diligently and vigorously and loyally on this bill. i look forward to seeing h.r. 733 signed into law by the president so that we can begin the important work of finding a cure for pancreatic cancer as well as the other cancers that take the lives of our fellow americans every day. and i think that with the passage of this and the signature of it, that the american people will say, at least, at least, the congress has acted -- at last, at last, the congress has acted on a bipartisan basis on something that is of utmost importance and urgency to the american people. and with that, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. pitts: mr. speaker, at this time i would like to yield to the chair of the full committee, the gentleman from michi
obama and vice president joe biden in the whitehouse, we will. president obama, your values, your vision, your commitment to justice are still worth fighting for. thank you. [crowd cheering] >> we've been through a lot together. but we've known tough times before. what carries us through? what helps us endure. what are the qualities so central to us and the leaders who occupy his office. >> he did some things knowing that they wouldn't be popular in the short run that would lay the foundation for recovery. no other country in the world would give up the capacity to manufacture cars at the time. and so he did what the government's supposed to do in a case like that. >> do not rescue the automobile industry. i mean, it was overwhelming, look at the polling number. >> a country in the midst of a final crises thafinancial crisee really knew the depth of the challenges that were coming. i think he had a sense. >> my grandparents came out of the depression. they knew what it was like for people not to have. we all understand work as something more than just a paycheck. what gives you dignity,
of experience we need in the whitehouse. we need a president who will create good paying jobs and make sure everyone has a fair chance. we need president obama. [crowd cheering] >> good evening. good evening. a special greeting to my fellow minnesotaians and to the hard working missourians i was privileged to represent for so many years. i'm david foster and i was a steel worker for 31 years. for 15 years, i laid brick and tapped the if yo if you furnacel that hard dirty work that turned molten metal into the cars, bridges and buildings that make america what it is today. [crowd cheering] and i also led the steelworkers in a 13-state region including gsp steel in kansas city. a 100-year ol-old company boughy mitt romney and his partners at bain capital in 1993. now it's a stor story that i wii didn't have to tell but america needs to know the truth. when romney and bain took over the mill, they loaded it up with millions in debt. and within months, they used zoosome of that borrowed money o pay themselves millions. within a decade, the debt kept growing and was so large the company was forc
planned, targeted attack. this is what the whitehouse spokesman said minutes ago. >> we have provided information about what we believe was the precipitating cause of the protest and the violence, based on the information that we have had available. there is an ongoing investigation, the f.b.i. is investigating, and that investigation will follow the facts wherever they lead. >> reporter: carney also says he does n intelligence warnings that the u.s. received prior to the attack, and he pointed to remarks this weekend by susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations to said the attack object the u.s. consulate which killed four americans does not appear to have been a quote, preplanned, premeditated attack. here is more from ambassador rice. >> what happened initially was that it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo, as a consequence of the video. people gathered outside the embassy and then it grew very violent. those with extremist ties joined the fray and came with heavy weapons which unfortunately are quite common in post revolutionary libya, and
and senators whitehouse and senators begich for joining me yesterday and in releasing a letter which had 29 signatures on it for members of the united states senate, and that letter was pretty simple. what it said is that social security has not added a nickel to the deficit because social security, of course, is funded by the payroll tax and it said that social security has a $2.7 trillion surplus, can pay out all benefits to eligible americans for the next 21 years. so that it is absolutely wrong and bad public policy to be talking about cutting social security within the context of deficit reduction when social security has nothing to do with the deficit. the reason that we are in a deficit situation today in a significant way, the reason that we have gone a very long way in the wrong direction since january, 2001, when bill clinton left office with a $236 billion surplus, has nothing to do with social security. it has everything to do with bush and those people who voted for two wars and forgot to pay for them, added it to the deficit. those people who gave huge tax breaks, much of it g
left four dead including lawrence whitehouse's wife, margaret, shot as she helped another wounded hostage. >> it would have been good for him to stand trial in britain, but i think the u.s. authorities have evidence relating to the phone calls that occurred in the yemen between the 26th and the 29th of december 1998. and such evidence doesn't seem to be admissible in british courts. >> reporter: abu hamza has already been convicted of other terrorist actions in britain, but four other men extradited at the same time having never been convicted of anything. it's been almost a decade since abu hamza preached his fiery sermons outside this north london mosque. since then he and other terrorist suspects have been fighting extradition to the u.s. without ever being able to answer the charges of which the americans accuse them. some have been detained longer than anyone in british legal history without facing a jury. this case is especially controversial, he's never set foot in the u.s. he's accused of raising funds for terrorism via website hosted on a number of servers including one t
from rhode island is recognized. mr. whitehouse: i'm very proud to follow chairman conrad to the floor at this time. there is no person in the united states senate who has worked harder on a budget compromise than senator conrad has. there's -- there is no person who has put out the hand of bipartisan friendship and cooperation more than senator conrad has. there is no person who has experienced more frustration of having that hand rejected and slapped away than senator conrad has and there is no person who has contained that frustration and continued to work forward and seek resolution in a dig fied way than -- dignified way than senator conrad has. is senate republicans this morning who took to the floor this morning to criticize democrats for failing to pass a budget and deal with the impending sequester and tax cuts expiration failed to note that senate democrats have in fact passed a budget law and a bill to extend the tax cuts for 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses. it's to protect the 2% and the 3% at the top of the income level that republicans have refused to allow t
officer: the senator from rhode island. mr. whitehouse: thank you, madam president. i am here on the floor again today as i try to be every week to speak about the continuing effects of carbon pollution on our planet, on our climate, on our oceans. we've been away for the august recess, so it has been a while since i've done that, but august has been somewhat eventful. we've had two party conventions and we've had continued news about what is happening to our climate and to our world. the national national oceanic and atmospheric administration reported that july was the hottest month ever in the contiguous united states in their 118 years of keeping records. according to noaa's state of the climate reports, nearly 63% of the country experienced moderate to exceptional drought in july and august. it is affecting all sorts of folks. farmers, obviously. unexpectedly high spring temperatures, for instance, decimated tart cherry production in northwest michigan, where 75% of the country's tart cherries are grown. freezing weather followed by a warmer than usual spring destroyed the cherry buds
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